Please do take note of my lack of remorse for using such stark terms; your right to terminate an inconvenient life ends where my right to oppose you begins.
A philosopher, generically, is considered "a lover of wisdom. "Wisdom has been defined as “the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment. I believe, personally, that a more concise definition would suggest that "Wisdom is Failure's Bastard." Further, I contend that there are actually two types of philosophers; the so-called “high-minded philosopher” who spends a lifetime studying the wisdom of others, and those I like to call the Unwashed “everybody else” philosopher who accumulates their hands-on, real-life experiences and, God willing, lives long enough to share what they think they learned along the way with anyone willing to listen and hopefully learn how to do it better for themselves.
Consider me an "Everybody Else" philosopher.